Dance for People Living with Parkinson's Skills Share aimed at dance practitioners from across Wales currently working in or have an interest in this area of work. 

A chance to reconnect with community dance practice in the context of Parkinson’s. Heidi and Sophia will offer a ‘refresher’ through movement of some key considerations in this work including body-awareness, flow and extension using imagery. The workshop is designed for the online environment. There will be some time for reflection.  

Led by Heidi Wilson and Dr Sophia Hulbert 
  • Tuesday June 29th 
  • 1.00-2.30pm  
  • On Zoom  
  • Cost £15 

For bookings contact [email protected]

About the session:

The session will also include an introduction and overview of the Parkinson’s Dance Science approach and a practical sharing of Sophia’s latest research findings and an opportunity to embody these through dance. There will also be time to reflect together and look ahead to ways in which we can use this learning to enhance our offer to people living with Parkinson’s. Please have a safe and sturdy chair, paper and writing/drawing materials, water and a feather!  

About Heidi:

Heidi has worked in a range of community dance contexts since 1991.  Since 2003 she has combined this with the role of Senior Lecturer (Dance) at Cardiff Metropolitan University.  Heidi has been involved in developing dancing with Parkinson’s in Wales since 2014.  

About Sophia:

Sophia is a Clinical Academic/Advanced practice Physiotherapist in Parkinson’s and complex neurology working across both the NHS and private sectors. Her academic work focuses on the physical, social and psychological impact that rehabilitation and the arts can have on people living with long term conditions, especially Parkinson's. She has combined her clinical and academic knowledge with her dance background to co-design the Parkinson’s Dance Science approach which has now been running for over ten years across Dorset and more recently online. It is the combination of artist expression, health, rehabilitation and the joy of moving that she finds most inspiring on her continual journey through this field of work.